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With a history spanning across more than two centuries, Middlebury College is a unique institution, among the most highly regarded liberal arts colleges, with a reach extending from our main campus in Vermont's Champlain Valley to specialized and graduate programs located around the world.



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Middlebury College Newspapers and Magazines
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This is a collection of campus newspapers and alumni newsletters, among other College publications, from the 19th Century to the present.  Downloadable items include complete back issues of The Undergraduate, The Middlebury Campus, Middlebury College magazine, and more, currently held and maintained by Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, Middlebury, Vt.
Abernethy Collection of American Literature
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The Julian W. Abernethy Library of American Literature was bequeathed to Middlebury College in 1923, upon the death of Julian W. Abernethy, Class of 1876, College Trustee from 1901-1923. A distinguished teacher and scholar of American and British literature, Abernethy was an avid bibliophile and during his lifetime amassed an extraordinary collection of first editions, collected works, critical editions, and original manuscripts by the most notable men and women in American letters from the...
Topics: Transcendentalism, American writers, Manuscripts, Literature, Middlebury College
Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection
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One of the nation's great archival collections of New England folksong, folklore, and balladry, the Flanders Ballad Collection was the lifework of Helen Hartness Flanders (1890-1972), of Springfield, Vermont.  Over the course of thirty years, and with the assistance of Marguerite Olney, Flanders gathered and preserved more than 4,800 field recordings of New England folksongs and ballads as sung by native Vermonters and other New Englanders. In May, 1941, she donated the collection to...
Topics: folksong, folklore, balladry, Middlebury College, New England, folksongs
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Among the many historical items in Middlebury College's Vermont Collection are over 1,100 photographic postcards from depicting landscapes, structures, disasters, and daily life in early 20th Century Vermont. Many of Vermont's towns and villages are represented in the collection, and we are proud to share digitized versions of these important historic images via the Internet Archive. For more information about any of the items in the collection, please contact Middlebury College Special...
Middlebury College Yearbooks
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This collection contains copies of the Middlebury Kaleidoscope – Middlebury College’s yearbook – digitized by Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury College Archival Images
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A collection of historic photos and other graphic materials documenting the history of Middlebury College and the surrounding community. Digitized from original materials held by Middlebury Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
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The Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive includes video of lectures and events from Middlebury College. Lectures and addresses included in this collection have been delivered by speakers from many institutions on a variety of critical topics, and are made available whenever possible via the Internet Archive and other online platforms.
Topics: Lectures, Commencement speeches, Middlebury College
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Contains items related to Vermont’s railroads and their history from Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives' collections of rare books, historical photos, and ephemera.
Topics: Railroads, Vermont, Middlebury College
Abernethy Collection of American Literature
by Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892
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Program for the inauguration of the Statue of Liberty on October 28, 1886. Includes the first appearance of John Greenleaf Whittier's poem "The Bartholdi Statue, " p. 61-62. This is a scanned version of the original document in the Abernethy Pamphlets Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892, Poem, Abernethy Pamphlets Collection
Vermont Life Magazine
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Vermont Life magazine was a quarterly magazine, published by the State of Vermont, covering Vermont’s "people, places and culture." The state-owned magazine was founded in 1946 and ceased publication in the summer of 2018. Vermont Life was digitized from originals held by the State of Vermont, Middlebury College Special Collections, and the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library with funding support from the following: Davis Family Foundation, Middlebury College Friends of the Library,...
Topics: Vermont Life, magazine
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
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Baccalaureate address to the Middlebury College Class of 2001, delivered by Fred Rogers. This video is part of the Middlebury College Commencement Archive.
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Topics: Baccalaureate addresses, Personal growth, Empathy
Middlebury College Catalogs
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A complete archive of Middlebury College course catalogs starting in 1804, from Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Topic: course catalogs
Middlebury College Map Collection
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These 19th and Early 20th Century maps of Vermont and the surrounding region have been scanned from original documents in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College. For more information about any of the items in the collection, please contact Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives at specialcollections@middlebury.edu .
Middlebury College Historic Texts
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A collection of archival texts - including letters, manuscripts, journals, and printed ephemera from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries - held and digitized by Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Manuscripts
Middlebury Language Schools
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This is a collection of publications, photos, video, and other archival content documenting the long and rich history of the Middlebury Language Schools, which have taken place during 6 to 8 week long summer sessions each year since 1915. Items in this collection are digitized versions of objects currently held by Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, Middlebury, Vt.
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by Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963
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93 p. ; 18 cm.
Topic: Poetry
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Historic photographs from the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, originally presented in 'A Walking History of Middlebury' by Glenn M. Andres. This digital image collection is hosted by Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Middlebury, Vt.,, Photographs
Middlebury College Newspapers and Magazines
by Middlebury College
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Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury Campus, 1974
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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As part of Middlebury College Special Collections' commitment to preserving and providing access to a complex record of student life, we are sharing a selection of 19th-21st Century primary documents related to student activism at Middlebury.  We hope that the items in this collection contribute to a more complete history of the College, its student body, the broader communities in which they reside, and the rich - and sometimes controversial - history of political and cultural...
Topic: student activism
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20x11 cm. First Line: "A Soldier of the Legion lay dying in Algiers" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
Postmarked Jan. 17, 1946 and sent to Mrs. A. C. Stebbins, 915 Ave., Coral Gables, Fla. Foster monument at Green Mount cemetery in Montpelier, Vermont, with chapel in the background. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Cemeteries, Montpelier (Vt.), Postcards
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Topics: Middlebury College Language Schools, Language schools, Middlebury College
An index of sound recordings in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives.  Includes a detailed account of the collection process and history of the Flanders Ballad Collection.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, New England, Folksongs, Folk music, Index, Music history, Ethnography
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Topics: 28cm., Middlebury College, Middlebury College Magazine, College newspapers
Abernethy Collection of American Literature
by Thoreau, Helen L. (Helen Louisa), 1812-1849
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Scrapbook containing numerous newspaper clippings from the late 1830s to the 1850s, mounted into a volume originally used as an account book from 1813-1817. Much of the subject matter relates to slavery in the United States and the antislavery movement. Clippings of published poems and prose include those by Whittier, Longfellow, Tennyson, and Lydia Maria Child. This volume has a hand-written index and is inscribed: "Began March 1844. H. L. Thoreau, Concord, Mass." Some of the loosely...
Topics: Helen Thoreau, antislavery, journals, clippings, abolitionism, scrapbooks, slavery
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Abernethy Collection of American Literature
by Thoreau, Helen L. (Helen Louisa), 1812-1849
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Scrapbook containing numerous newspaper clippings from the late 1830s to the 1850s, mounted into a volume originally used as an account book from 1813-1817. Much of the subject matter relates to slavery in the United States and the antislavery movement. Clippings of published poems and prose include those by Whittier, Longfellow, Tennyson, and Lydia Maria Child. This volume has a hand-written index and is inscribed: "Began March 1844. H. L. Thoreau, Concord, Mass." Some of the loosely...
Topics: Helen Thoreau, antislavery, journals, clippings, abolitionism, scrapbooks, slavery
Source: c122.thoreauhel.vol04
Middlebury College Archival Images
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Painter Hall from the east This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: College buildings, Painter Hall, College campus
Source: a12pf.painter.1906.01
Middlebury College Archival Images
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Students discussing sexual matters at the Student Sex Counselling Service
Topics: Faculty & students, Counselling, Academics
Source: Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives: a10pfmcnb03-05-196x-02np
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Middlebury College Yearbooks
by Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Yearbooks, College archives
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Middlebury College Archival Images
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Students sit on a hay wagon, presumably as part of a Kappa Delta Rho function. This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Student activities, Greek letter societies, Kappa Delta Rho
Source: s3pf.kappadeltarho.1942.01
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Students pose in front of KDR house at 48 South Street, Middlebury, Vermont.  This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: KDR, Kappa Delta Rho, Student activities
Rutland Railroad steam locomotive 232 is belching smoke and steam in front of the railroad station at St. Alban's, Vermont, as two men stand on the adjacent sidewalk. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroad stations, Saint Albans, Postcards
Middlebury College Newspapers and Magazines
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Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury College Newsletter, 1972
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Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Text on verso: This is between the covered bridge and Mrs. Goulds. The cider mill is all gone, not even a board left. You see the river has changed its course. Damage from the flood of 1927 changes a road to a brook in Cavendish. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Flood damage, Cavendish (Vt.), Postcards
Middlebury College Archival Images
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I. A. Horowitz playing simultaneous chess games at Middlebury College, during Spring 1941. Howoritz played 16 simultaneous games with Vermont chess enthusiasts, and won them all. This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
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Topics: Student activities, Chess, Simultaneous chess, Horowitz, I. A. (Israel Albert), 1907-1973
Source: s6pf.chessmatches.1941.01
Middlebury Special Collections
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Middlebury College Newspapers and Magazines
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Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury College Newsletter, 1974
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Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Mailed to Mrs. Alma Notemyer in Jeffersonville, Vermont. Postmarked Oct. 4, 1908. Railroad station in St. Albans, Vermont, with two steam locomotives and a passenger car in front This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroad stations, Saint Albans, Postcards
Birdseye aerial view of Camp Norway, over Fairlee Lake, Fairlee, Vermont. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Camps, Fairlee (Vt.), Postcards
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The Hemingway Family Archive at Middlebury College joins Hemingway  archives in more than 75 private and institutional collections, the most distinguished of which include those at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, and the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the  University of Texas at Austin. Compiled by writer Leicester Hemingway (1915-1982), the younger brother of Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), our physical collection contains more than 1,600...
Middlebury College Newspapers and Magazines
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Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury College Newsletter, 1973
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Middlebury College Newspapers and Magazines
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Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury College Newsletter, 1968
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Middlebury Special Collections
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Considered the forerunner of all the Middlebury Language Schools in 1915, the German School established its home in Bristol, Vermont and flourished under the direction of the dynamic Ernst Feise throughout the 1930s and 1940s. The seven-week program strove for students to live and work in an atmosphere as distinctly German as if they were traveling in Germany. Integral to that goal was learning to perform dances native to German culture, wearing native German dress. We love the people watching...
Topics: Archival video, 16mm films, German culture, 1940s, Folk dance, Middlebury Language Schools
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1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 16 cm This is a scanned copy of the original text in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
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Topics: Minstrel shows, Songsters, African-americans, Burlesque, Racism, Minstrelsy, Racism -- United States
Middlebury Special Collections
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756 pages. Includes maps. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College
Topics: Pittsford (Vt.), History, Family records
Middlebury Special Collections
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Middlebury College Catalogs
by Middlebury College
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Middlebury College course catalog from 1990. Scanned from the original by Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Course catalogs, Middlebury College, College archives, Catalogues
Middlebury College Yearbooks
by Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Yearbooks, College archives
Middlebury College Yearbooks
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[1], 171 p. ; 21 cm. Includes bibliographical references. "A Bengal officer" = Charles Stuart (though formerly sometimes identified as John Scott, also known as Scott-Waring: see Oxford DNB). Memoir of the expediency of an ecclesiastical establishment for British India. This is a scanned version of the original document in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Hinduism, India, Colonialism, Missionaries, Buchanan, Claudius, 1766-1815
Middlebury College Yearbooks
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Topics: Middlebury College, Yearbooks, College archives
Middlebury College Yearbooks
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Vermont Railroads Collection
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18 pages. Pamphlet. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Rutland Railroad, Railroads, Rutland Railroad
Middlebury Special Collections
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Middlebury College Newspapers and Magazines
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Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury College Newsletter, 1970
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Middlebury College Yearbooks
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Message on verso is in French and card was addressed to Lucille Roberge, 148 North St., Burlington, VT. Two-story brick store of the Vermont Marble Company in Proctor, Vermont, with fire escape on the left. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Proctor (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Middlebury College Newspapers and Magazines
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Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury College Newsletter, 1965
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Middlebury College Newspapers and Magazines
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Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury College Newsletter, 1977
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Middlebury College Newspapers and Magazines
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Middlebury Special Collections
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Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger Train wreck on October 8, 1910 near Northfield, Vermont, showing Central Vermont locomotive and a Boston & Maine freight car #772 This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Northfield, Postcards
Middlebury College Catalogs
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Middlebury College course catalog from 1999. Scanned from the original by Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Course catalogs, Middlebury College, College archives, Catalogues
Middlebury College Yearbooks
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Topics: Middlebury College, Yearbooks, College archives
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Middlebury College Yearbooks
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7 x 10.5 cm b&w negative transparency; 7 x 10.5 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 14-343 Photograph of some of the toys of Jim Flanders This is a scanned version of the original image in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection, Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Toys, Unknown location, Photographs
Middlebury College Catalogs
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Middlebury College course catalog from 1991. Scanned from the original by Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Course catalogs, Middlebury College, College archives, Catalogues
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